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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 30, 2010 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

yeah and wouldn't you know it the ONE time they're bringing it up here electric I'm going to be out of town? oh well the vacation will be worth it!

don't want to be a downer but I'm not digging the lineup with Barry that much. Don't get me wrong it's impeccibly (sp? )played but Jorma defers too many solo's to him and they're only playing the performing arts center up here. I realize their getting up there ( or more mature if you like )and as musicians prefer a nice hall and a quiet audience, I just remember that even in the late 80's/early 90's they were still playing it pretty raw. Preferred them when they were more raunchy and the crowd more rowdy.

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 30, 2010 11:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

I saw Jorma by himself in a very small bar in Baltimore, must have been around 1979.
That connection has aligned me positively henceforth in more recent encounters.

Wasn’t there just a thread about Tuna? This threads’ show would fit the bill.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 30, 2010 11:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

yeah deja vu huh?

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 30, 2010 11:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

Saw Jorma and Jack three times in our theatre here – the first year was just acoustic. Then once more a few years back with Barry et al, after Blue Country Heart came out.
Great festival that included Peter Rowan and DGQ. Righteous music.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 31, 2010 12:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

saw Peter Rowen with Jerry Douglas once - BLEW ME AWAY. Seen Dawg a few times - only so many waltz's I can handle but of course great musicianship. And have seen Jorma solo and Tuna probably at least 30 or more times.

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 31, 2010 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

Ah well; to waltz, what can be said. That type of music, coupled with such musicianship, has a profound effect on me. I really dig the tune, it escapes me now - like something from the Godfather - old world melody – hits me to the bone.

Of course, when he threw me his pick after the show with John Sebastian I attended last year it was clear to me once and for all that David Grisman was one of my great heros.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 31, 2010 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

yeah get THIS! Met him on the plane when he was coming up here and he compted me free tickets. Saw my boss at the restauarant part of the theater he was playing ( he wasnt seeing the show ) and we sat in the booth that the band had just ate in. My boss found a pick he had left and KEPT it and he's not even a fan. I asked him after and he doesnt even know where it is. Damn

It's not that i can't appreciate a waltz just not that many

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 30, 2010 11:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hot tuna (non dead)

yeah he was using a lot of phlanger ( sp? ) then but played some crazy ass long killer setlists